Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Adventure of the Overscale Window

My last post ended with me worrying about the overscale window of the chapel porch. It didn't look right at all and despite (or because of) my cack handed efforts, it refused to yield.  The only thing for it was to make one from scratch, trying to reflect the pattern in the arches of the three small top windows, by sticking bits of styrene strip on to tracing paper.

It looks better and more in keeping with the larger window panes of the porch in the original photographs of the chapel. Not perfect but better and good enough.

Thank you to Iain Robinson and Mikkel for their observations and advice.  Now, if you want to see how it's really done, hurry over to their blogs.


  1. This window looks much better...a brave move but worth it. Mind you, I don't know whether I would have been brave enough to replace the window, but it's worked!

  2. A truly superb effort there Chas, and looks all the better for it. The muted colours in the windows now look absolutely spot on.

  3. Thank you both. Making mistakes is irritating. Learning from them is a cliche but no less true for it.

    Iain, I can't wait to try the string and PVA trick!!


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